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Wednesday, 1 December 2021
You Will Be (And Receive) An Increase!

There are plenty of different Hebrew words for increase, addition, grow and multiply, but the word Yasaf (Yud-Samech-Fay) simply means "add." (The infinitive form, "to add," is L'Hosif. It is a Shoresh (root) used quite commonly in the Hebrew Scriptures (over 200 times) with many possible meanings. Almost half of these uses are translated as "again," probably originally meaning "additionally."

As has become our custom, we examine how this further describes the life of the believer. It is a double meaning. As we follow Yeshua, two things happen. First, we are added to the kingdom of God; we become (provide) an increase to those around us. Secondly, we ourselves, receive an increase. Notice the order. We have to empty ourselves before God can fill us up.

Of course you don't want to take my word for it, you want Scriptural evidence. Good, I've got some. 2 Corinthians 9:10 Now the One who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

Notice the order here. Your seed is multiplied (addition to give) before the harvest of righteousness (receiving increase). Sowing is always done before reaping. Genesis 26:12 Then Isaac sowed seed in that land and received in the same year a hundred times as much as he had planted, and the Lord favored him with blessings. May it be so in the life of every follower of Yeshua. In Whose name we pray, Amen.

Posted By Rabbi Michael Weiner, 11:11am Comment Comments: 0